Carnegie Mellon to Study Ethical Issues in Smart Tech, Robotics

Many CMU faculty members already “are interested in this great intellectual pursuit,” said CMU President, Dr. Subra Suresh, noting research and policy development already underway in various departments including engineering, computer science, public policy and the social sciences.

“It is not just technology that will determine how this century unfolds,” Mr. Suresh said in a statement. “Our future will also be influenced strongly by how humans interact with technology, how we foresee and respond to the unintended consequences of our work, and how we ensure that technology is used to benefit humanity, individually and as a society.”